• Yanks LDS Game Times Set

    Posted by on October 1st, 2007 · Comments (8)

    From MLB.com -

    One Division Series begins Thursday — the Yankees and Indians, who will meet at Jacobs Field at 6:30 p.m. ET.

    Two games will be played Friday. The Yankees and Indians will play at 5 p.m. ET, and the Angels and Red Sox get the prime-time slot at 8:30 p.m. ET.

    On Sunday, the Red Sox and Angels will play in Anaheim at 3 p.m. ET. Game 3 of the Indians and Yankees series will follow at 6:30 p.m. ET.

    Monday will feature Game 4 of the Indians-Yankees series (6 p.m. ET) and the Red Sox at Angels (9:30 p.m ET). If only one game is to be played that day, game time shifts to 7:30 p.m. ET.

    Wednesday, Oct. 10 is the final scheduled day of Divison Series play. If Game 5 is necessary that day, the Yankees and Indians will play in Cleveland at 5 p.m. ET and the Angels and Red Sox will face off at Fenway at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game time for Yankees-Indians moves to 8:30 p.m ET if only one game is to be played that day.

    Thursday at 6:30, Friday at 5 pm, Sunday at 6:30, Monday at 6 pm or 7:30 pm, Wednesday at 5 pm or 8:30 pm.

    Game 5 at 5 pm? That’s a bummer if it works out that way. With that exception, the Yankees did O.K. with their slots. Many work from home on Fridays or take half-days, so, that 5 pm on Friday is not terrible. On the whole, better with these slots than with games that start at 8:30 pm ET (and that end around mid-night).

    Comments on Yanks LDS Game Times Set

    1. Corey
      October 1st, 2007 | 10:33 pm

      for you maybe, i don’t get out of work till 7

    2. Raf
      October 1st, 2007 | 11:09 pm

      Interesting scheduling.

    3. Josh
      October 2nd, 2007 | 12:19 am

      Is anyone watching this SD-Colo game? Wow! Well I guess we’ve seen Jorge Julio and Trevor Hoffman both blow it in big games before. But what a meltdown by Hoffman!

    4. baileywalk
      October 2nd, 2007 | 12:53 am

      Can baseball finally just admit that Trevor Hoffman stinks? This guy blows every big save. He blew in in the ’98 World Series, the All-Star game, and TWICE this year to clinch the wild card. He’s awful — and it’s not about choking; it’s about stuff. He is very hittable. He comes out there with his 85 mph fastball and his change. No one in the majors has to respect 85 mph. No matter how good that change is, they can still sit back. I know he has 500+ saves, but he is not dependable. He’s probably the worst arm in that bullpen. Bell, Brocail and Thatcher were awesome out of the ‘pen — any of them could have come in and gotten three outs before giving up three.

      Hoffman may well end up in the HoF, but I guarantee you that Padre fans hold their breath every time he pitches.

      Also in that game: Peavy is the best pitcher in the NL, but he didn’t come up big for his team at all; he was bad to start and then couldn’t hold a lead. With Cameron out, they had someone with no business playing center and it killed them. And Brian Giles — nice throw home, dude. He was out at the plate (and seriously, what a horrendous call in a huge moment), but he threw that ball up like he was going to serve it.

    5. October 2nd, 2007 | 8:47 am

      ~~~This guy blows every big save. He blew in in the ’98 World Series, the All-Star game, and TWICE this year to clinch the wild card.~~~

      Hey, it happens, I know a guy who blew games in the 1997 ALDS, 2001 World Series, and 2004 ALCS – but, he’s still a Hall-of-Famer in my book.

    6. Joel
      October 2nd, 2007 | 9:36 am

      What a mess. In my book, the Yankees get the prime-time slot every night they play as they are they league’s premier franchise.

      And to add insult to injury, the Red Sox get a prime-time slot over the Yankees on a Friday night. I’m sure the Yankees were thrilled with that.

    7. baileywalk
      October 2nd, 2007 | 12:21 pm

      Hey, it happens, I know a guy who blew games in the 1997 ALDS, 2001 World Series, and 2004 ALCS – but, he’s still a Hall-of-Famer in my book.

    8. Raf
      October 2nd, 2007 | 2:47 pm

      Yeah, but the simple and obvious point is that Hoffman has never had a big save.
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      There really haven’t been that many save opportunities during the postseason; he’s only had two blown saves, one which he vultured into a win. He was able to convert 4 saves.

      He’s had 13 postseason innings in his career, hardly enough to make an assessment.

      He’s had “big saves” down the stretch, he’s had blown saves down the stretch.

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